Penguins' Fanbase Wrong for Blaming Murray

Penguins' Fanbase Wrong for Blaming Murray

March 19th, 2019 With only nine games left in the regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins currently sit in third place in the tight-knit Metropolitan Division. They are three points out of first place, but also only four points away from being out of the playoffs entirely. The division is poised to send five teams...
Penguins Make March a Month of Milestones

Penguins Make March a Month of Milestones

March 18th, 2019 Evgeni Malkin has been the talk of the town in Pittsburgh since reaching the 1,000-point marker with two assists in a 5-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Mar. 12. https://twitter.com/penguins/status/1106986735509094400 However, Malkin is just one of seven Pittsburgh Penguins players to...

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March 12th, 2019
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The Pittsburgh Penguins aren't promised a playoff spot yet, but if they keep having more weeks like their most recent one, the letter "X" should appear by their name before the calendar turns to April. In a four-game week that featured two matchups against a team that's chasing them, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and meetings with the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins, the Penguins had a chance to inch closer to a playoff berth, and they did their part, collecting six of a possible eight points. Their week started on Tuesday night at home against the Panthers in a tight game that required overtime. In the extra frame, Jake Guentzel fought off Mike Matheson to retrieve Sidney Crosby's flip pass and put it by the sprawling Roberto Luongo to lift the Penguins over the Panthers by a 3-2 score. Thursday night was when the stakes got higher, though. It was the first of a home-and-home against the Blue Jackets, and the team showed up. Led by goals from Phil Kessel, Nick...
March 12th, 2019
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Since breaking into the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2015-16 and leading them to their fourth Stanley Cup championship, in the absence of Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Murray has been both praised and ridiculed. Most of the praise is deserved - how many NHL players can say they hoisted their second Stanley Cup in their rookie season? - and much of the ridicule stems from the fact that Murray is not Fleury, and approaches the game in his own way, different than what modern-day fans have grown to expect in the Penguins’ crease. https://twitter.com/penguins/status/1104858851772432385 But, with just one year left on his contract, and a tight race for the Penguins' 13th-consecutive playoff appearance, it’s time to ask the tough question: Can the Penguins rely on Murray in the long run? Murray’s Contract Situation In October 2016, following the franchise's fourth Stanley Cup victory, spearheaded by Murray who started 21 of the team’s 24 playoff games and tallied 15 wins,...
March 11th, 2019
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PITTSBURGH — Jared McCann scored twice, Matt Murray finished with 39 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins handed the Boston Bruins their first regulation loss since January with a 4-2 victory on Sunday night. Nick Bjugstad and Jake Guentzel also scored fo...
March 10th, 2019
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cam Atkinson had two goals, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets broke an eight-game losing streak against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 4-1 victory Saturday night. Boone Jenner and Oliver Bjorkstrand also s...
March 9th, 2019
Pittsburgh Penguins

On Feb. 23, the Pittsburgh Penguins faced the Philadelphia Flyers at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, as part of the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. Toward the end of the first period, Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds (who has since been traded to the Nashville Predators) leveled Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin with a high hit and he immediately went down holding his head. In the ensuing scrum, Kris Letang (who had been having arguably the best season of his career) got into a wrestling match with Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere and was also injured. In a matter of two minutes, it appeared the Penguins' season might be over. To further sadden the situation, the Penguins would blow a late third-period lead and eventually lose 4-3 in overtime. Already without Olli Maatta, they were now down three of their top four blueliners and hardly holding onto a playoff spot. The next game, Chad Ruhwedel was injured. At the 2019 Trade Deadline,...

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10 Greatest Pittsburgh Penguins in Franchise History

The Penguins have been supremely fortunate to offer their fans two of the game's all-time legends in Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby. But it takes more than a single superstar to win Cups, they need other greats to support them. These players as well as some of the legends in the team's storied... January 6th, 2019

Penguins Hockey - The Last Days of the Igloo

Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena, affectionately known as The Igloo and former home of Penguins hockey, is finally being demolished. - Story by Brian Lutz Strange things happen before every Pittsburgh Penguins home game. Up until game time, everyone lucky enough to secure tickets does the same... October 24th, 2011